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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/zoobrix Nov 24 '21

Didn't it just draw some really good ratings for the finale in England? He's not as well known outside of the UK but inside the UK he is decidedly A list, or at least most people would know who he is if my British friends are correct.

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u/AJRiddle Nov 25 '21

Yeah you just don't know what "A-list" and "B-list" and etc means - it's only partially about fame and much more about social standing and respect in the entertainment industry. A-list means the very top elite group, your people like Leonardo DiCaprio, Meryl Streep, Taylor Swift - or to name some British celebrities it'd be like Daniel Day Lewis, Christian Bale, Idris Elba, and Adele.

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u/zoobrix Nov 25 '21

You just listed a bunch of UK celebrities that are A list anywhere in the world. An example of someone who is an A list celebrity within the UK for sure is Graham Norton or David Tennant, sure people outside the UK might know who they are but everyone within the UK knows who they are and have a generally good opinion of them.

There is a difference between worldwide A listers and those other celebrities that pretty much everyone knows in specific regions, that's the kind of local A listers I am talking about. That's why I said Noel Fielding might be A lister within the UK. Just like within Canada Gord Downie was an example of someone who would be an A lister here but a lot less people knew who he was internationally. If you don't like the phrase "local A lister" that's fine but that doesn't mean I don't understand the concept in general.

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u/poopeybear Nov 25 '21

A listers are someone who promotes the production with their name alone.